The Uinta Basin Watershed is located in the northeast part of Utah. It is made of several watersheds that span state boundaries, but for the portion inside Utah, it covers an area of about 11,000 square miles. Elevation ranges from 13,400 feet to 4,100 feet. Precipitation throughout the year ranges from 4 inches per year in the valleys to 70 inches per year in the high Uinta mountains, the average being at about 8 inches per year. Some of the major water bodies are the Green River, Duchesne River, Uinta River, Willow Creek, Dry Gulch Creek, Strawberry Reservoir, Whiterocks River, Starvation Reservoir, a portion of Flaming Gorge Reservoir and many more. Water use for this watershed includes agriculture, municipal and industrial uses, power, and recreation. Major water impairments include high water temperature, low dissolved oxygen, high phosphorus levels, and high sediment loads.